Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 70 73
Rank change year-on-year +21 +3 -49
Contract jobs citing SOA 37 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 5.01% 1.69% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.75% 1.93% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 10 3
Oxford median daily rate £525 £650 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.23% +44.44% -13.04%
Oxfordshire median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

SOA is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 644 621 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 87.26% 87.22% 82.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 477 446
Oxford median daily rate £450 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% -0.62%
10th Percentile £320 £188 £230
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 23
Oxford median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -55.56% +221.43%
10th Percentile £14.30 £13.59 £12.10
90th Percentile £77.50 £47.60 £55.60
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +55.17%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Oxford

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Oxford

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Oxford over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for SOA.

1 31 (83.78%) Java
2 26 (70.27%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (70.27%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (59.46%) JavaScript
3 22 (59.46%) Web Services
3 22 (59.46%) Test Automation
4 20 (54.05%) AngularJS
5 19 (51.35%) React
6 18 (48.65%) Play Framework
6 18 (48.65%) MVC
7 17 (45.95%) HTML
8 16 (43.24%) CSS
8 16 (43.24%) Scrum
8 16 (43.24%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (43.24%) Software Engineering
9 15 (40.54%) Web Development
9 15 (40.54%) QA
9 15 (40.54%) REST
9 15 (40.54%) BDD
9 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
9 15 (40.54%) HTML5
9 15 (40.54%) MongoDB
9 15 (40.54%) TDD
10 14 (37.84%) Pair Programming
10 14 (37.84%) IntelliJ
10 14 (37.84%) Web Application Development
10 14 (37.84%) Kanban
10 14 (37.84%) Groovy
10 14 (37.84%) Domain-Driven Design
10 14 (37.84%) Refactoring

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (29.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (13.51%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.70%) Confluence
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 26 (70.27%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (18.92%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (13.51%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (5.41%) SaaS
5 1 (2.70%) Bluemix
5 1 (2.70%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.70%) Serverless
5 1 (2.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (40.54%) MongoDB
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.70%) Big Data
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
2 14 (37.84%) Grunt
2 14 (37.84%) gulp
2 14 (37.84%) IntelliJ
3 12 (32.43%) Maven
4 6 (16.22%) JUnit
5 5 (13.51%) Ant
5 5 (13.51%) Mockito
6 4 (10.81%) JDeveloper
6 4 (10.81%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
7 2 (5.41%) JIRA
8 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.70%) JMeter
8 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.70%) Selenium
8 1 (2.70%) Subversion
8 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (78.38%) Developer
2 23 (62.16%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Oracle Financials Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Leader
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Java Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) AWS Developer
6 2 (5.41%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) AWS Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (59.46%) Web Services
2 20 (54.05%) AngularJS
3 19 (51.35%) React
4 18 (48.65%) Play Framework
5 17 (45.95%) HTML
6 16 (43.24%) CSS
7 15 (40.54%) HTML5
7 15 (40.54%) REST
8 14 (37.84%) Dropwizard
8 14 (37.84%) Hystrix
8 14 (37.84%) Scalatra
8 14 (37.84%) Spring
9 8 (21.62%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (18.92%) Kafka
10 7 (18.92%) Spring Boot
10 7 (18.92%) XML
11 6 (16.22%) jQuery
11 6 (16.22%) Node.js
12 5 (13.51%) JMS
12 5 (13.51%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (70.27%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) Test Automation
3 18 (48.65%) MVC
4 16 (43.24%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (43.24%) Scrum
4 16 (43.24%) Software Engineering
5 15 (40.54%) BDD
5 15 (40.54%) TDD
5 15 (40.54%) Web Development
6 14 (37.84%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 14 (37.84%) Domain-Driven Design
6 14 (37.84%) Front End Development
6 14 (37.84%) Kanban
6 14 (37.84%) Pair Programming
6 14 (37.84%) Refactoring
6 14 (37.84%) SOLID
6 14 (37.84%) Web Application Development
7 8 (21.62%) DevOps
7 8 (21.62%) Microservices
8 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (83.78%) Java
2 22 (59.46%) JavaScript
3 14 (37.84%) Groovy
4 12 (32.43%) SQL
5 5 (13.51%) PL/SQL
5 5 (13.51%) XPath
6 4 (10.81%) Scala
7 1 (2.70%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.70%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (2.70%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (40.54%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (16.22%) Puppet
2 5 (13.51%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) New Relic
2 11 (29.73%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) SAP